Ryan names Lampart new football coach

Chris Lampart has coached all over the area.

And now he’s back home.

Lampart, a 2000 graduate of Archbishop Ryan High School, has been hired to coach the Raiders football team.

“I couldn’t be any more excited to be named the head coach of the Archbishop Ryan High School football program,” Lampart said in a release. “I would like to thank President Mike Barnett, Principal Joe McFadden and Athletic Director Joe Zeglinski for this great opportunity.

“Archbishop Ryan has always been my home and I cannot wait to work with the faculty, alumni, parents, and the student athletes to produce a championship culture. I look forward to building a program and bringing a new energy to the way our student athletes attack the classroom, hallways, weight room and the football field.”

Lampart inherits a team that finished 8-4 last season. Two of the losses were to Archbishop Wood, where Lampart has been coaching the offensive and defensive lines for the past four seasons. In two of those seasons, the Vikings won state championships.

Lampart had other jobs in football besides working for Wood. He coached for the Philadelphia Blue Flame and was an assistant coach on the Ryan freshman team. He also coached for the Bustleton Bengals and Our Lady of Calvary.

“Chris is back at Ryan with championship experience and a wealth of knowledge working under tremendous coaches,” said Zeglinski, also a Ryan grad who is coaching the boys basketball team. “His passion and enthusiasm will be contagious to the players, parents and alumni. Through this process, it became evident Chris is prepared and ready to lead his own program. He is the right guy that will to bring that championship mentality back to the great tradition of Ryan football.”

Lampart is a Penn State graduate who earned a master’s degree from Mansfield University. He works as a teacher at Baldi Middle School. ••